Top 10 Indie Albums of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Is This It - The Strokes

The album that brought swagger to rock, not a bad track on the album, and the most influential album of the decade. - cwebb01

I voted for Funeral but this album saved rock - jonathanhlu

The best album of the 2000's

2 Funeral - Arcade Fire

Best songs - Neighborhood 1, Wake Up, Rebellion (Lies) - InsertNameHere

One of the most powerful Albums ever made.

Best album ever made - jonathanhlu

3 The Moon and Antarctica - Modest Mouse

The best Indie album ever made, it is classic in the music genre of Indie rock.

Best songs - Gravity Rides Everything, Tiny Cities Made of Ashes, 3rd Planet - InsertNameHere

Brilliantly weird and thought-provoking.

Read the Pitchfork review.

4 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

Best songs - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor, Mardy Bum, Fake Tales of San Fransisco - InsertNameHere

5 Elephant - The White Stripes

I voted for this just because 7 nation army

6 Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol

Just about every song on this album is worth your time... for me the weakest track is NYC but tons of people love it, so who knows. I love pretty much every track on this album. Amazing first album for a band that is still growing. I wish everyone could give this album another listen.

Easily one of the best album ever. So underrated.

Best songs - PDA, Obstacle 1, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down - InsertNameHere

7 Hot Fuss - The Killers
8 Oracular Spectacular - MGMT

Best songs - Electric Feel, Kids, The Youth

9 Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club

What're you doing down here at 15? Top 10 for sure.

10 White Blood Cells - The White Stripes

Best album of the 2000s by far

The Contenders

11 A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation - The Wombats

Best songs - Moving To New York, Kill The Director, Let's Dance To Joy Division, Backfire At The Disco.

Simply awesome, as always.

12 Silent Alarm - Bloc Party

Amazing and energetic

13 Kid A - Radiohead

If you count this as indie. It's definitely number 1

14 Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens

I haven't heard all the other albums in the top ten and I love arctic monkeys and modest mouse, but this is close to my favourite album of all time. I can't think of a weak spot, his voice is beautiful and he is a brilliant instrumentalist.

Best songs - Chicago, Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Illinois Highland, Come On! Feel the Illinoise! - InsertNameHere

Don't forget Casimir Pulaski Day- this song makes me cry!

15 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Best songs - Take Me Out, This Fire, Darts of Pleasure - InsertNameHere

16 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Just a great album that becomes better every time you listen to it.

Best songs - White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood, He Doesn't Know Why - InsertNameHere

17 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective

Best songs - My Girls, In the Flowers, Summertime Clothes - InsertNameHere

18 Return to Cookie Mountain - TV On the Radio

Best songs - Wolf Like Me, Province, Let the Devil In - InsertNameHere

19 Oh, Inverted World - The Shins
20 Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie

Best songs - Title and Registration, Transatlanticism, We Looked Like Giants

21 The Glow Pt. 2 - The Microphones
22 Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear

Best songs - Two Weeks, Ready Able, While You Wait for the Others - InsertNameHere

23 Humbug - Arctic Monkeys
24 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Except this was released in 1998.

25 Good News for People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
26 Beacon - Two Door Cinema Club
27 Hopes & Fears - Keane
28 Dear Science, - TV On the Radio

TVOTR'S Best album yet, best songs are Golden age and DLZ - mangohobo

29 Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective
30 Favorite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
31 Dog Problems - The Format
32 I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning - Bright Eyes
33 You Forgot It in People - Broken Social Scene
34 You're Gonna Miss It All - Modern Baseball
35 Commit This to Memory - Motion City Soundtrack
36 Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
37 Born to Die - Lana Del Rey
38 On Hold - The XX
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List StatsCreated 23 Apr 2011
Updated 17 Oct 2019

200 votes
38 listings
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Top Remixes

1. The Moon and Antarctica - Modest Mouse
2. Is This It - The Strokes
3. Elephant - The White Stripes
1. Oracular Spectacular - MGMT
2. Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
3. Is This It - The Strokes


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